Pure Sensations – Tulip Exhibition near Lucerne


It is getting more colourful by the day, and soon, the ocean of colour will reach its peak.

Tulips as far as the eye can see, with a backdrop of the snowy Alps? This can’t be Holland!

It is the annual Tulip exhibition in the ‚Luzerner Garten’. A very special Garden Centre in Ebikon near Lucerne in Switzerland.

Last autumn, the garden centre planted 250 000 tulip bulbs and other spring flowers to create the largest tulip exhibition in Switzerland. A variety of new species can be seen, but also the Tulip Classics’ such as the orange Freeman, the white Daytona and the red yellow Helmar. The deep purple Black Jack is flowering in contrast next to the white yellowish Sunny Price. Besides a lot of new bulb planting last fall, much work has been done to make the site even more attractive and comfortable. New flowerbeds were created, more benches were installed for resting and reflecting, and a viewing tower to gaze over the sea of colours was erected.

Spring has arrived! You can feel it while walking past all those colourful flowers and it gets more exciting by the day. Golden yellows are mixing with a fiery red and a fresh orange. Creamy leaves are contrasting against deep green or silky lilac. Pure sensation – sheer bliss.

The Tulip exhibition with this years’ theme ‘Holland in Lucerne’ will be opened until the 24th of May. Parking is plentiful and the entrance to the centre is free. After a few hours of walking one can rest in the snack area and spoil themselves with a choice of wonderful cakes and coffee. On the way home, stop and pick up a bouquet of fresh cut tulips to keep the sensation alive.

Photos & Story: Sabina Herbst